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Annals of Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Electrical promotion of soft tissue repairs

  • J. J. Konikoff
Article

Abstract

A short experiment was conducted to determine if levels of current similar to those used in the electric enhancement of bone repair would also promote soft tissue repair. Two full-thickness skin incisions were made in the lumbar region of each of five rabbits, one on either side of the spine, and a 20 μA current generator was connected to one incision on each animal with a sham generator connected to the incision on the other side. After 7 days, tensile testing of excised skin/incisions indicated that the electrically treated wounds required a mean 53% increase in loading (0.99 to 225%) over the controls before separation occurred at the incision.

Keywords

Soft Tissue Tensile Testing Skin Incision Tissue Repair Current Generator 
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© Academic Press, Inc 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Konikoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Division, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.Nutley

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